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The depiction of the widow in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century German literature

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This thesis examines the depiction of the widow by men and women in novels and short stories written between 1842 and 1913. The representation of the widow is analysed in the context of dominant views about widowhood at the time, such as those expressed in the writings of politician and statesman, Theodor Gottlieb von Hippel (1741-1796). These ideas are set out in chapter I. The first chapter also examines the social reality of widowhood in nineteenth-century Germany.

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Exeter College
Department:
Humanities Division - Medieval and Modern Languages Faculty
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Publication date:
2009
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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ora:10963

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